Water-logging in Patna; PMC Workers Missing in Action

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Patna: Like every year in the past two decades, the claims of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) that the state capital was now free from the bane of water-logging during the monsoon season turned out to be yet another lie proving the PMC was a failed entity whose shelf life had long come to an end.

Streets after streets, lane after lane – Patna is covered with ankle to knee-deep water with giant-size pot holes making the roads a virtual death trap. With monsoon just beginning to warm up, it is likely the number of victims of poor road condition and water-borne diseases would rise dramatically in the next few weeks.

Things looked grim in Pataliputra Colony – once considered to be the Hamptons of Patna – and Gardanibagh, where water-logging was making everyone's life miserable. Stalled two and four-wheelers vehicles could be seen nearly everywhere as pedestrians battled splashing dirty water from the passing by vehicles.

The PMC, in its infinite wisdom, has ordered removing of manhole covers to allow water to flow underground not realizing open manholes were even more dangerous than knee-deep water.

Situation in Kankarbagh, Rajendra Nagar, Lohanipur, Mithapur Bus Stand, Dariyapur, Thakurbari Road, Bakergunj, Exhibition Road, Punaichak, Rajvanshi Nagar, Shastri Nagar, S. K. Puri, and Digha was no better either as residents, resigned to the fact that things were not going to improve despite repeated claims of good governance by the ruling administration, struggled to get through the day with no sign of relief in sight.

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